The Big Picture: Why Democracies Need Journalistic Excellence

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Freedom of the press is the cornerstone of democracy. But, as countless recent examples of lapsed standards in the press since the Jayson Blair affair have shown, the First Amendment is no guarantee that American journalism will be first-rate. A press in crisis is a democracy endangered, argues Jeffrey Scheuer--cultural critic and author of The Sound Bite Society . In his new book, The Big Picture , Scheuer argues that in order for a democracy to thrive it is not enough for its press simply to be free--the press must be ...

The Big Picture: Why Democracies Need Journalistic Excellence 2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415976183

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The Big Picture: Why Democracies Need Journalistic Excellence 2007, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415976176

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